Growing up as an athlete in the suburbs of Woodbridge, VA, SHENNA always knew she was different from the other kids her age by discovering her musical talents early on and performing in showcases at the age of 7. Shenna Somsmieh, known by her stage name Shenna, is a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and model who has performed in front of thousands across North American and Europe. Notable performances include Toronto's Mod Club, Disney World, The Highline Ballroom, Central Park, and the D.C. Pride Festival. She has also received radio airplay and blog reviews in several countries such as Poland, Africa, Australia, and London.
SHENNA has lived in a colorful world since the release of her first EP, Dream In Color, holding the number-one spot on Bandcamp in the DMV market. In October of 2016, her debut album Made Of Gold was released and landed half a million streams on Spotify. SHENNA is apart of The Music Playground, landing major sync licensing placements on “Lethal Weapon”, “Ex On The Beach”, The Bad Girls Club", Netflix Film "Miss Stevens", Teen Mom OG, Teen Mom Young & Pregnant, and MTV's "Finding Carter Season 2". She has received notable press on The Washington Post, Nylon Magazine, Broadway World, Highsnobiety, V Magazine, Billboard, and more.
Her music videos currently receive rotation on AXS TV, VH1, Oxygen, and CMT. She recently partnered with Reebok's flagship location for an in-store performance in NYC and ran a Toy drive for Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital at the event. In 2019, SHENNA was invited to her first Grammy Awards in LA as a voting member of the Recording Academy and performed at iHeart Radio.
SHENNA is an advocate for empowering others to embrace who they are and to advocate for mental health awareness. Her new Ep titled Blue Memories premiered on The Washington Post and touches on overcoming depression in 6 songs. Shenna hopes to help others heal through her lyrics and finds it as therapy. She embarked on the "Blue Memories Tour" performing at All Things Go Fall Classic Headlines by Melanie Martinez and CHVRCHES and toured Japan for a 3 city tour in Tokyo, Saitama, and Nagoya with singer-songwriter, Shihori. Stay tuned for more from this Indie-Pop artist!